This past weekend, my sister Jess came to town, and we decided to go to a wine festival. She usually works at festivals, so it was nice that she was on the other side for once to actually get to taste some wine!
One of the wineries there was Horton Vineyards, which makes a wine called Blanco Xoco. It’s a white chocolate flavored wine.
I know what you’re thinking. Gross. To be honest, I was very skeptical. I’ve tried chocolate wines before and they all left a weird taste in my mouth. But I LOVE this wine. It is definitely very sweet, just like white chocolate. The wine flavors still shine through, which lightens up the sweetness a bit. I’m usually not the biggest white chocolate fan, but I really loved the wine. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, this post isn’t sponsored in any way. I just really enjoyed the wine.
Jess and I decided to get a bottle. It may be a bit much for just drinking unless you are pairing it with a very sweet dessert…. but of course we are going to bake with it!
White chocolate wine truffles? Yes please!
This is a simple recipe you can throw together using whatever white whine you have in the house if you aren’t able to get chocolate flavored wine. I recommend a sweet, buttery wine like a sweet Chardonnay rather than a more dry or crisp wine like a Riesling. I’m usually more into the crisper citrus-y wines to drink, but I think the more buttery wines taste better with white chocolate. But that’s just my taste buds. Use the white wine you like best.
Here’s the printable recipe:
White Chocolate Wine Truffles
The perfect bite of white chocolate with a sweet white chocolate wine.
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/8 cup white wine (we used a white chocolate dessert wine)
- 1/2 tablespoon butter
- 11-12 ounces white chocolate chopped
- sprinkles or other toppings (optional)
Heat the heavy cream until boiling. Just as it begins to boil, take it off the heat.
Whisk into 8 ounces of white chocolate in a heat-proof bowl until all the chocolate is melted (it will be very thick).
Whisk the butter and wine into the chocolate mixture until well combined. If the mixture gets too cool to combine, add to low heat to melt slightly, whisking the entire time so it doesn't burn.
Refrigerate until cool enough to scoop into balls.
Melt the rest of the white chocolate and roll balls in it to coat. Top with sprinkles or other toppings if desired. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet to cool completely.
Here are a few other truffle recipes we love…
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